16January2022

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Planting Trees & Bulbs with Balbriggan ‘Tidy Towns’ Folk & Local Students - Trevor Sargent

With the threat looming of Chalara fraxinea, or 'ash tree die back' as it has become known, the message is clear, PLANT MORE TREES OF MANY SPECIES GROWN FROM CLEAN SEED SOURCED IN IRELAND. The other day I answered the call from local 'tidy town' activist and friend, Zoe Nelson, 'Bring all available spades and garden forks to meet up with the Balbriggan Community College third year students and their teachers at Balbriggan Garda Station entrance'. 

Read more: Planting Trees & Bulbs with Balbriggan ‘Tidy Towns’ Folk & Local Students - Trevor Sargent

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HortiTrends Weekly Comment & News Digest Jan 4th

Welcome to 2013 'The Year of Co-Operation. Lucky for some? We hope that whether you are a business, worker, jobseeker or trade related association that by utilising the information on HortiTrends that it will be a year of recovery for you.

You will read about and see a lot more co-operation as businesses realise that it is just not feasible to continue offering every product or service required by your customers. We predict/know there will be new formal groupings of business working together to deliver cost savings while also being able to offer the widest range of products their customers.

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly Comment & News Digest Jan 4th

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William Hill Offer 5/1 on there Being a UK Hosepipe Ban in 2013 - Phillip Voice

I'm sitting at my desk looking out into a light mist but with bright blue sky evident above. It's rather weird because we've just endured a warm festive period with light southerly to south-westerly winds bringing in a very comfortable 14-17°C. We've not even had a hint of frost and even this week is still forecast at 9-15°C through the day with a minimum night temperature of 3°C.

Read more: William Hill Offer 5/1 on there Being a UK Hosepipe Ban in 2013 - Phillip Voice

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HortiTrends Weekly News - Christmas Comment & 2013 Outlook - Latest Jobs - Muckross Garden Centre For Sale - John Stanley on French Garden Centres - Dec 20th

Thank you everyone for sticking with us in 2012 as we grew, broke, fixed ourselves, changed and finally had our first baby www.JobsInHorticulture.ieTwo new babies coming in 2013 called www.GardenGuide.ie and www.HortiTrends.co.uk ! Thank you also to all of our advertisers who allow us to remain a free to access site. Please support them when you can.

As we come to the end of 2012, one thought that springs to mind is 'Tough Year', but we are still here. Are you?

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly News - Christmas Comment & 2013 Outlook - Latest Jobs - Muckross Garden Centre...

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Arboretum & Santa Fundraising for LauraLynn Ireland Children’s Hospice

This Christmas Santa has opened his very own Postal Depot in The Arboretum Christmas Village. You can use the Arboretum Letters To Santa Service to make sure that your mail gets delivered and that your child gets a personal reply from the man himself.

Read more: Arboretum & Santa Fundraising for LauraLynn Ireland Children’s Hospice

UK Action Plan on Ash Tree Disease Chalara

The effort to address the ash tree disease Chalara will mobilise the general public and focus attention on trees that show resistance to the disease as part of an action plan announced today by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson. Following an unprecedented effort across Britain to identify areas where Chalara has infected trees in the wider environment, the Government this week brought together scientists, campaigners, charitable groups and woodland agencies to discuss what action should be taken.

Read more: UK Action Plan on Ash Tree Disease Chalara

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R&D Provides Opportunity for NI Horticulture Sector

DUP MEP Diane Dodds and DUP MLA William Irwin have commented on the need for continued support for the facility and the importance of industry lead research and development. The were speaking after visiting the Agri Food and Bioscience Institute in Loughgall.

Read more: R&D Provides Opportunity for NI Horticulture Sector

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The Banana does for Uganda What the Potato did for Ireland

Ireland and Uganda on the face of it appear very different. Over 90% of the population having no running water or electricity is one major contrast, for instance. However we were both British colonies, so the Queen's English gives us a lingua franca, so to speak. Although Ugandans also enjoy growing and eating potatoes (called there 'the Irish potato' to differentiate from the sweet potato), their favourite staple is banana, or matooke.

Read more: The Banana does for Uganda What the Potato did for Ireland

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BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition

The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) is Europe's leading showcase for turf professionals and buyers, and an unmissable opportunity to further your education and development through our Continue to Learn programme. With the largest selection of products and services to equip your sports venue, a trip to BTME in Harrogate each January is essential. 

Read more: BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition

Be Winter-Ready - Useful Links

Taoiseach's message - Winter Ready Campaign 2012-2013    

Emergencies

Office of emergency planning www.emergencyplanning.ie

Major Emergency Management www.mem.ie

Weather

Latest forecast www.met.ie

5-day forecast www.met.ie/forecasts/5day-ireland.asp

Rainfall Radar www.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

Health

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The Sodshow Meets: Fionnuala Fallon

Listen to The SodShow, Dublin’s only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast. Sponsored by GreenSax.ie - compostable bags for home & garden. Peter talks with horticulturist, writer and garden designer Fionnuala Fallon. Fionnuala writes weekly for The #Irish Times and is a longstanding contributor to The Irish #Garden magazine. Now comes the release of her first book From The Ground Up, a collaboration with her husband and absolute genius photographer Richard Johnston. The very lovely book is published by also very lovely Collins Press.

» listen to The Sodshow meets: Fionnuala Fallon

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The Sodshow Meets: David Shaw of Sarvari Trust

Listen to The SodShow, Dublin’s only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast. Peter talks with David Shaw of Sarvari Research Trust, a not-for-profit company that breeds low-input, blight-resistant non-gm potatoes. Their current research is unfortunately seen as 'market research' and so they can't get any grants and so are at present crowd funding to continue the work with their Sarpo varieties. They are based at Henfaes Research Centre, of Bangor University.

With thanks to Greensax, our wonderful show sponsors. Find the show notes over on www.sodshow.com or @sodshow on twitter.

» listen to The Sodshow: Trees, Biodiversity and Leaves

Read more: The Sodshow Meets: David Shaw of Sarvari Trust

What is a Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation?

A Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation is where a company takes the decision to call a creditors' meeting as the company is insolvent.

When is a Company Insolvent?

  • A company is insolvent when it cannot pay its debts as they fall due.

Read more: What is a Creditors' Voluntary Liquidation?

Digitalis Dalmatian

Digitalis Dalmatian Series: Gorgeous Colours, Quick to Flower by Graham Rice

Every few years a new series of foxgloves comes along, each said to be better than the last. The Dalmation Series really does look to be an improvement, with some lovely colours and the ability to flower just a few months after sowing. And, as the name indicates, all are beautifully spotted.

Read more: Digitalis Dalmatian Series: Gorgeous Colours, Quick to Flower by Graham Rice